The launch of Destiny: The Taken King is just days away, and Activision has released a live-action trailer to help build the hype. The spot for the PlayStation and Xbox shooter will debut in Thursday’s NFL season opener against between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, but you can catch the extended cut now.
The “Evil’s Most Wanted” trailer for Destiny: The Taken King was produced in partnership between Activision, Bungie, 72andSunny, Digital Domain, and RESET. The spot is directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, TRON: Legacy) and features the same Fireteam from the live-action trailer released before the launch of Destiny in September 2014, along with the same Led Zeppelin song from last week’s The Taken King trailer.
The trailer sets up the premise for The Taken King that players have killed Crota, the son of Oryx, who is also the big bad for the Destiny expansion. The Titan of the Fireteam journeys into Oryx’s ship alone where he encounters the Taken, enemies that Oryx has twisted into his own dark army. A few smart comments combined with blasts from the new Exotic shotgun, the Chaperone, and hammers from the new Titan Sunbreaker sub-class quickly dispatch this group, though.
That’s when the rest of the Fireteam show up to help and when Oryx decided to make his appearance. It’s one more sassy comment and then a photogenic leap at the dark king’s face.
Destiny: The Taken King is set to launch on Tuesday, September 15 at approximately 5 a.m. when the Weekly Reset goes live. The 2.0 update released earlier this week brings a wealth of changes and fixes to the game, including weapon tweaks, Strike tweaks, a new level system, more Vault space, and a Crucible Preview event.
All PlayStation and Xbox owners of Destiny essentially downloaded The Taken King with the 2.0 update. However, another patch is planned for Tuesday that will unlock all of the content from the expansion plus make a few additional changes.
Bungie and Activision are offering several different ways to purchase The Taken King. The expansion alone can be purchased for $39.99 by those who already own Destiny plus The Dark Below and House of Wolves DLC. Everyone else can pick up the Legendary Edition that comes with the base game, the two DLC, and The Taken King for $59.99, either digitally from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store or as a physical disk from retailers.
There is also the Collector’s Edition for $79.99 that comes with all of the content from the Legendary Edition plus physical and digital extras such as new shaders and gestures. The digital extras will be available as a separate $20 purchase for those who don’t want to purchase the Collector’s Edition.
Update: As a bonus, here is a Japanese spin on the Destiny: The Taken King live-action commercial that is definitely on the different side.
[Images via Activision]